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Uneasy calm in Bengaluru over Cauvery water share
Uneasy calm prevailed on Tuesday in Bengaluru, where one person was killed in police firing on Monday night and curfew is in force in 16 sensitive localities after angry protests turned violent in southern Karnataka over releasing more Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu.
 
"We have, however, relaxed curfew in many areas for Muslims to offer prayers on Eid at mosques and in open grounds," a police official told IANS.
 
Though schools, colleges, government and private offices and banks have holiday for Eid fest, several IT firms and back offices, which are working, advised their employees to work from homes in view of the simmering tension across the city.
 
Shops, markets, malls, hotels, eateries and commercial establishments are observing an undeclared shutdown across the city due to fear of being attacked by protesters.
 
Buses, taxis and three-wheeler auto-rickshaws are also off the roads, while metro rail service has been suspended till late evening.
 
Hundreds of passengers alighting at railway stations in the city and at the airport on the outskirts had a tough time in reaching homes or workplaces in the absence of taxis, autos and buses.
 
A Rapid Action Force platoon staged a flag-march in the city's north-west suburb to instil confidence in the people that the situation is under control.
 
One person - Umesh, 25, died when police fired to disperse a mob attempting to torch a patrolling vehicle after ransacking a provision shop in the city's northern suburb," said the police official.
 
Though police initially resorted to caning and lobbing tear gas shells to prevent the enraged mob of about 50 people from turning violent, 12 rounds were fired by a platoon of the Karnataka State Reserved Police to disperse it from the troubled spot.
 
According to preliminary inquiry, the victim, working at a petrol retail outlet, was unfortunately present at the spot where the mob gathered.
 
Umesh hailed from Kunigal in Tumakuru district, about 70km from Bengaluru.
 
"We have imposed curfew for three days from early Tuesday in the city's north-west, south-west, north east and central areas to maintain peace and prevent untoward incidents during the festival week, Bangalore police commissioner N.S. Megharikh told the media here on late Monday.
 
Onam festival for Malayalis on Wednesday and immersion of idols of Hindu god Ganesha on the 10th day of the festival falls on Thursday.
 
"We have also issued a ban order under section 144 of the CrPC across the city to prevent assembling of more than five persons in public places and populated areas and maintain law and order," asserted Megharikh.
 
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Russian river turned red by metallurgical waste
The world's biggest nickel producer has admitted a spillage at one of its plants which was responsible for a river in Siberia turning blood-red.
 
After denying blame for the contamination of the water, Norilsk Nickel said on Monday that a dike at its Nadezhda plant overflowed, colouring the Daldykan river, by the Arctic town of Norilsk, red, CNN reported on Tuesday.
 
"On the September 5 after abnormal heavy rain, the overflow of one of the dikes occurred, and water entered the Daldykan river," Norilsk Nickel said in a statement.
 
The company said the "short-term river colour staining with iron salts" presents no hazards for the people and river fauna, and said it will work to avoid such incidents in the future.
 
Last week, residents shared online images of the river and contacted authorities.
 
There is a lot of mining near Norilsk, because the area has massive deposits of nickel, copper and palladium, CNN noted.
 
The region is also known for its heavy pollution.
 
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BMC book Kapil, Irrfan for illegal construction
Four days after he complained about corruption in the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, the BMC filed a complaint against comedian Kapil Sharma for alleged illegal construction activities.
 
A complaint was also filed against actor Irrfan Khan. 
 
BMC Sub-Engineer from South Ward, A.D. Jagtap lodged the complaint with Oshiwara Police Station under various sections of the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act, said Mumbai Police spokesperson DCP Ashok Dudhe.
 
Sharma lives on a 9th floor flat and Khan stays on 5th floor apartment of DHL Enclave in posh Oshiwara area on New Link Road, said Dudhe.
 
Last Friday, Kapil stirred a hornet's nest by tweeting to PM Narendra Modi that though he pays Rs crore income tax since five years, he was forced to cough out a bribe of Rs 5 lakh for his office works.
 
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis immediately offered to help in the matter even as it assumed political overtones.
 
The BMC requested Kapil to name the officials who demanded illegal gratification and also accused him of indulging in unauthorized constructions.
 
This was stated in a notice to Kapil, and later even Khan came under the BMC spotlight.
 
Earlier on Monday, Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Ram Kadam led a noisy morcha to Kapil's home demanding he should identify the corrupt officers and help rid BMC of graft, but he has not yet obliged.
 
Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam meanwhile expressed support to Kapil and wrote to Governor C.V. Rao, seeking directions to Fadnavis to order a probe into the graft allegations.
 
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COMMENTS

G.W. Carlo

3 months ago

When you are demanded to pay a bribe, you should know whatever you gonna do is illegal. All the rules are framed in such a way, you can't be legal! You can't tickle the Babus Kapil. Their hide is thick!

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